Friday, September 28, 2012

A Patrol on the evening of the 4th August 1870 (2)

It has been a long while, but finally have something to post. I have got around to pushing some more paint around on this project - two years after I started.. I'm quite happy with how it is going. I have another acrylic to finish, and another in the pipeline. I started these mainly to get to grips with the medium, and might push on back to oils eventually.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WWI Pals Poster. (16th (Service) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers)

Apologies, it has been a while since any posting here. Moved to Scotland in early December last year, so had a lot on really. This is some more Adobe Illustrator stuff. Took the interesting (and long) name of a WWI unit (The Newcastle Commercials) and wanted to make it into a visual and typograpic poster using limited colours. Involved use of the pathfinder palette, specifically 'unite' and 'minus front' options.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Another figure i'm working on from photographic reference. Adobe Illustrator, with a filter applied through photoshop.

This chap will be representing a member of the 202nd RI, 60th Division, which if my mind is right, would make it a reserve unit. Working on some stuff to do with General Foch and the First Battle of the Marne, in which 60th Div took part.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

RAF Phantom FGR.2 nose II

Super detailing the Phantom. Lots of rivets and stuff to add. Its hard getting reference for the minute stencil markings. Still, she's getting there. Need to watch the light source. Have amassed quite a lot of pics of the venerable F4 now, of virtually every angle, but can't get a shot with the warning on the air intake thats truly legible..

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Space infographic

Working on this at the moment, a chronology of events during the cold war space race between the US and the USSR. Lots going on, messing with halftones, recreating an old off set matchbox retro texture and lots of little spaceships.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Le Tour

I like watching the Tour de France, there's no harder test of endurance I can think of than that relentless bike race to Paris over three weeks every summer. Those guys that take part I take my hat off to - crashing in the sprint or sliding off the road in the wet at speed, almost dying of fatigue in the knackers yard of the Alps. This year an illustrator called Neil Stevens has produced a set of great prints of each stage. I bought a print from this chap the other day, check out his site, he has a fine style: